Theology in Sci-Fi

What if I told you that truth could be found everywhere? That in works of fiction you can find what is true, what is good, what is beautiful, what is real. What if I told you that within works of fiction even God can be found? If Science Fiction is your genre (or even if it‘s not) you‘re invited to listen to this podcast that takes a deep dive into examining theological themes within the beautiful genre of Science Fiction. Listen to learn more about the greatest works of Sci-Fi while also learning more about God. Hosted by Derek V. Trout.

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Episodes

16 hours ago

Join Derek V. Trout as he discusses theological themes and ideas in Kurt Vonnegut's short story 2 B R 0 2 B.

Tuesday Sep 13, 2022

Join Derek V. Trout as he discusses the episode "Here There Be Tygers" of the Ray Bradbury Theater.  Topics discussed include pantheism, living planets, doubting in the face of evidence, how humans have a tendency to mess things up, and more.

Sunday Aug 14, 2022

Join Derek V. Trout as he discusses Ursula K. Le Guin’s shorty story The Ones Who Walked Away From Omelas.  Topics covered include utopia, The Fall, ethics, justice, the value of human life and more!

Wednesday Jul 27, 2022

Join Derek V. Trout as he discusses the Love, Death and Robots episode Zima Blue.  Topics covered include purpose and meaning, people being the pinnacle of God’s creation, how people have a “God-Shaped Hole” in their soul, simplicity, original intention, and more.

Wednesday Jul 13, 2022

Join Derek V. Trout as he discusses the Isaac Asimov novelette Nightfall.  Topics discussed include light and darkness imagery in the Bible, eschatology, cults and why Christianity is not a cult, salvation, and more.

Monday Jun 13, 2022

Join Derek V. Trout as he discusses the novel Frankenstein.  Topics discussed include seeking praise by people, science playing God, how Jesus innocently suffered and died, Jesus is our redeemer, people are created and loved by God, and more.

Friday May 27, 2022

Join Derek V. Trout as he discusses the theological themes in the first full length Sci-Fi movie - Metropolis.  Topics covered include separating art from the artist, human sacrifice, Jesus as mediator, the seven deadly sins, and more.

Saturday May 14, 2022

Join Derek V. Trout as he discusses Foundation by Isaac Asimov.  Topics covered include the BC-AD/BCE-CE timeline, prophesy, humanism, the Galactic Spirit of Foundation, technology, the uncertainty of wealth, and more!

Thursday Apr 28, 2022

Join Derek V. Trout as he discusses the theological themes and ideas in Dune the movie from 2021.  Topics discussed include the theology of dreams, fear, why Jesus is the Messiah, process theology, and more.

Wednesday Apr 13, 2022

Join Derek V. Trout as he discusses theological themes in the second half Ursula K. Le Guin's classic sci-fi novel The Left hand of Darkness.  Topics discussed include the just war theory, hope, sondering, sex and society, men and women being created in the image of God, the I-it and the I-thou relationship, and much more.

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Hosted by Derek V. Trout

Derek has an undergrad degree and two Master's Degrees all focused on religion and theology.  He has worked in 5 churches in over 13 years of ministry, and is currently on staff at a church in Indiana.  He has also spent countless hours watching, reading, and studying Science Fiction.  He believes it is the most beautiful genre.  From this love of theology and Science Fiction this podcast was born.  Thanks for listening and may grace be with you all.

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